This subject contains a 3 day Compulsory Residential School.
The Residential School will focus on the objective "Be able to visually assess a pasture and determine its suitability for livestock in a competent manner." Theory will be applied requiring one-on-one tuition in a paddock to integrate pasture height and density. Plant material will be cut and dried to provide rapid feedback to students. The visual assessment of pastures (quantity and quality) can not be successfully presented and assessed by another method. Students could obtain a 'pasture ruler' but research has shown them to be inaccurate to varying degrees. The objective will be assessed at the Residential School.